Stop & Shop Launches 21st Annual “Help Cure Childhood Cancer” Campaign to Support MSK Kids, the Pediatric Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Executives from MSK’s pediatric program joined the local Patient Ambassador to launch the program and discuss the state of pediatric cancer

Stop & Shop Help Cure Childhood Cancer campaign

Patient Ambassador Gigi helps launch the annual fundraiser to support the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Patient Ambassador Gigi helps launch the annual fundraiser to support the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Stop & Shop Help cure childhood cancer

Patient Ambassador Gigi helps launch the annual fundraiser to support the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Patient Ambassador Gigi helps launch the annual fundraiser to support the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering

NEW ROCHELLE, NY, March 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Stop & Shop launched its “Help Cure Childhood Cancer” campaign with an event at its New Rochelle store. As they have done for 21 years, Stop & Shop customers in the tri-state area will be able to support MSK Kids, the pediatric program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). The annual fundraiser, which celebrates its 21st anniversary this year, is raising funds to support pediatric cancer research. Stop & Shop has donated more than $26 million to pediatric cancer research at MSK since the partnership began more than two decades ago, which has supported numerous initiatives not only impacting children and families treated at MSK, but also around the world through the development of cell-based health therapies and other innovative life-saving treatments.

Stop & Shop’s Help Cure Childhood Cancer campaign will run in all stores and shoppers can donate at checkout through April 30, 2022. 100% of proceeds will go to MSK Kids.

“We are proud to have supported and funded lifesaving treatments and research at MSK Kids for the past 21 years,” said Stop & Shop President Gordon Reid. “The goal of this campaign is to ensure that families at Memorial Sloan Kettering receive the best possible care for their children, and year after year our customers step in and do just that. We look forward to another successful campaign this year to continue supporting MSK Kids and the incredible, life-changing work they do every day.

One of the most recognizable aspects of the campaign is the in-store signage that highlights Patient Ambassadors – local children aged 3-16 who are currently or have recently been treated at MSK Kids and have benefited from donations companies like Stop & Shop.

At today’s event, 16-year-old Ambassador Gigi Ambrosio and her mother, Kim, of New Rochelle, spoke about the importance of the program and the attention they have received at MSK Kids.

“We are truly honored to have been chosen by Stop & Shop and Memorial Sloan Kettering to have our daughter named as an ambassador for this great program,” shared Kim Ambrosio, mother of Gigi Ambrosio. “Memorial Sloan Kettering Kids has helped Gigi and so many other children. We will be forever grateful. We look forward to helping Stop & Shop raise money for childhood cancer research to continue making a difference in life. of so many children and families.

MSK Kids is dedicated to all children, young adults and families facing childhood cancer. With specialized expertise and care focused on each child, more families turn to MSK Kids for cancer care than any other hospital in the United States. And as research pioneers, MSK doctors and scientists work to develop and deliver more effective strategies to prevent, treat and cure childhood cancer.

“Stop & Shop’s continued support of MSK Kids over the past 21 years is second to none,” says Paul A. Meyers, MD, Vice Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering. “The generosity of the entire Stop & Shop community allows us to provide better, less toxic treatments to children and young adults facing a cancer diagnosis. I express our deepest thanks and gratitude on behalf of the doctors and scientists who work tirelessly to control and cure childhood cancers – and the children who will benefit now and in the future.

For more information on Stop & Shop’s Help Cure Childhood Cancer campaign, please visit https://stopandshop.com/pages/help-cure-childhood-cancer.

About Stop & Shop

A neighborhood grocer for over 100 years, Stop & Shop offers a wide assortment with an emphasis on fresh, healthy options at great value. Stop & Shop’s GO Rewards loyalty program offers personalized offers and allows customers to earn points that can be redeemed for gas or groceries every time they shop. Stop & Shop customers can choose how and where they want to shop – whether in-store or online for same-day delivery or collection. The company is committed to making an impact in its communities by fighting hunger, supporting our troops, and investing in childhood cancer research to help find a cure. The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is an Ahold Delhaize USA company and employs 58,000 associates and operates more than 400 stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com.

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